New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Crownover returns with her most complicated hero yet, in the first book in the romantic suspense series The Breaking Point.
Don’t be fooled.
Don’t make excuses for me.
I am not a good man.
I’ve seen things no one should, done things no one should talk about. Honor and conscience have no place in my life. But I’ve fought and I’ve survived. I’ve had to.
The first time I saw her dancing on that seedy stage in that second rate club, I felt my heart pulse for the first time. Keelyn Foster was too young, too vibrant for this place, and I knew in an instant that I would make her mine. But first I had to climb my way to the top. I had to have something more to offer her.
I’m here now, money is no object and I have no equal. Except for her. She’s disappeared. But don’t worry, I will find her and claim her. She will be mine.
Like I said, don’t be fooled. I am not the devil in disguise… I’m the one standing front and center.
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I was in the Point for less than a day when I got word that the man that ran the streets wanted to see me. I like to lay low. I liked to blend in, but here it didn’t see like that was an option. Instead of desert sand, the battleground here was asphalt and concrete, and as soon as my presence was known, it was as if this place recognized the fight lying dormant inside of me. This city called to it. I don’t know why I instantly felt like I fit, but I did. So I went to see the man in charge, fully expecting to offer him the last of my cash in order to gain a foothold in the desolate kingdom. I was a survivor. I could do without money for a little bit. No man was more resourceful than I was.
I walked into a disgustingly gaudy strip club, offended by its crass ugliness. I was expecting to meet the ruler of the land, state my intentions, and let him know I would bow to no man here or anywhere else ever again. I was expecting a shakedown and maybe some strong-arming since I was obviously foreign and undocumented. I was technically legal since my mother had been an American citizen before she fell in love with an extremist, but I hadn’t really existed on paper since she handed me over to killers and radicals when I was just a kid. Mossad didn’t want me to be anything other than their trained attack dog, so they hadn’t offered up any proof of identity for me during my time at the end of their string. What I wasn’t expecting was that my cause, my reason, my purpose for living, and my something to believe in would be dancing nearly naked on a horrifically ugly stage, looking like she was going to cry at any second. She was so much more than freedom.
She was Honor.
She was beautiful, young, innocent, and so obviously resigned to her fate. It pulled at a heart I was stunned to find I still had buried somewhere deep underneath the brutal history that filled up the inside of me. It was the first time I felt it beat, and the pulse of its yearning scared and electrified me in equal measure.
I started to move toward her like all those invisible gods I spent my life killing for were leading me directly to her when suddenly a man twice her age and triple her size leaped from his seat next to the stage and hurled himself up onto the platform directly at the girl. In the blink of an eye he was on top of her, rough hands all over her naked flesh. I heard her scream. I saw her long limbs flail and thrash under him. A red haze filled my vision and I forgot all about staying quiet and laying low. I forgot all about being a ghost, and realized that I could channel the fight that had been forged into my very soul, the fight that was slumbering restlessly inside me at that moment, into protecting something so innocent. She woke the fight up and she kept it alive.
AMIE'S 5 STAR REVIEW
Ok so first I will admit I have yet to start The Point series , I know how horrible !! I actually enjoy knowing now who I will be reading about and I don't at all feel spoiled for that series. Crownover is an author I started with years ago when I got back into reading. Something about her pierced and tatted guys grabbed hold of me. It felt good to get back to reading an author that writes with such passion. I am always up for those super speedy reads that give you all the juicy fun but once in awhile I feel refreshed to sit and spend days reading , loving and feeling a story. Honor was that for me - I spent days reading it and even had to take a day to let it soak in before I wrote my review. My only issue now as I sit here is that I know my review will not live up to the awesomeness that is Nassir and Key.
Nassir tells you like it is - he is the devil , no fear of violence or death , he runs his business with an iron fist and in The Point he is feared by all. His backstory - the things he saw and dealt with - WOW nothing you would ever want a child to go through. Yet here he is now a grown man surviving. You would think he had no heart , that he was cold and uncaring but the second he saw Key stripping at that club he let his heart melt and he was determined that she would be his at some point in time and until then she just wouldn't know how close he was checking up on her. Key had walked away from The Point and attempted to start over in Denver , of course after months of faking a new life Nassir swoops in and has her missing home and him. The sexual tension and chemistry is off the charts and it is crazy waiting for their moment. A new business deal between the two turns from a hands off thing to a very hands on thing !! Nassir is an amazing man when it comes to his love for Key. It goes beyond his desires to protect and be with her. He is living for her and nothing else really matters to him. They make a great team but not everyone is happy about that. With the new sex club venture comes trouble. Trouble from new and trouble from old. Nassir never knows who will be after him next but he does know there will always be someone. Can Key and Nassir survive these threats and forge their unbreakable bond of love ?? Sit tight and enjoy their story it is amazing and definitely has some twists and some OH CRAP moments !!
Like I said this review no way does the story justice so just know that I loved it and can't wait for more and hopefully I can find time to catch up on the previous series !!
About Jay Crownover:
Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point,and the Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.